Published: Sat, October 14, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Joan Schultz

Justice Department Sets Deadline for Sanctuary Cities

Justice Department Sets Deadline for Sanctuary Cities

New Orleans, New York and Philadelphia join Chicago and Cook County in remaining out of compliance, the Justice Department said.

In a statement Thursday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the DOJ confirmed the city's compliance.

The latest salvo from the Trump administration does not specify why exactly it asserts the city and county are in violation, but gives them until October 27 to prove otherwise before the Justice Department reaches "its final determination" on the matter. We will build relationships between the NOPD and all community members.

"We welcome immigrants to the city of Philadelphia", Kenney said. "The NOPD will continue to focus on the arrest and conviction of violent criminals, regardless of their immigration status".

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The U.S. Justice Department contends the city of Chicago and Cook County violated federal immigration laws when they were awarded public safety grants past year.

Several jurisdictions have filed suit against the federal government arguing such orders violate the 10th Amendment by compelling states to enforce federal immigration laws. "Pursuant to standard training procedures, all officers and employees were notified about the policy in September 2016".

The executive order, signed by Kenney on January 4, 2016, directs Philadelphia police to disregard detainer requests unless they are supported by a judicial warrant and involve a person being released after conviction for a first- or second-degree violent felony. "Unfortunately, the Mayor has ignored my many warnings and continued to risk the safety, security, and funding of our State's citizens".

The exchange between Landrieu and Sessions' Justice Department is hardly the first contentious battle over the NOPD's policies on immigration. In the letter, the department did not specify what would happen if the city failed to do so.

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Justice Department grants are contingent on cities agreeing to share information with the feds on individuals' immigration status and giving 48-hour notice before releasing from jail an undocumented immigrant accused of committing a crime.

New Orleans City Attorney Rebecca Dietz concluded in a legal opinion that the NOPD policy does not violate federal law. The mayor called those comments "just plain wrong". "Irrespective of immigration status, our police departments every day are out there aggressively making sure the streets of America are safe".

Although city officials stop short of calling New Orleans a "sanctuary city", New Orleans has been included on a list of such jurisdictions because of its policy towards Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Justice Department is appealing the ruling, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"While I firmly believe the city complies with federal laws, the city's position for some time has been that the Attorney General has overstepped his authority in even requiring us to comply with 8 U.S.C Section 1373 as a condition of a grant that has nothing to do with immigration enforcement", said Kenney during the press conference.

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